Oh, Christmas Trees?

Oh, Christmas Trees?

One New Year’s tradition that the city seems to have forgotten is Christmas tree pickup. Since the first week of January, a number of trees have been waiting, forlornly, on the sidewalks of my neighborhood (Newton Corner) to be picked up and sent to their new...

A vision for the Washington Street corridor

Jeff Speck recently presented his vision for the Washington Street corridor to the Newton-Needham Chamber, building upon the recent plan for West Newton Square, extending through Newtonville towards Newton Corner.  The main theme is a road diet.  By eliminating underutilized roadway, Newton could create a far more attractive streetscape, open up new opportunities for recreation, transportation safety improvements, public transit, and yes, development.

A road diet might even improve traffic conditions, channelling traffic and eliminating conflicts that come with vehicles changing lanes.  A two-way cycle track along the pike could provide top-notch bicycle facilities  The idea of a road diet and cycle track along the pike is not new; it has been the subject of previous studies and TAG has been pitching it for several years now.  With

A Little Newton Corner History Revealed

A Little Newton Corner History Revealed

    On Centre Street entering Newton Corner, the building across the street from the Eliot Church appears to be undergoing maintenance. The awnings with the business signs have come down, revealing some history underneath. I hope they continue to preserve...

Judge: Brothers libeled and defamed Clay Nissan

Remember the protest that took place this summer at Clay Nissan in Newton Corner? Well last week a Superior Court judge ruled that two brothers who accused a dealership of firing their sister because she had cancer libeled and defamed the dealership and have been...